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Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, from left, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before a House committee on Thursday. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Big tech CEOs face lawmakers in House hearing on social media’s role in extremism, misinformation

Lawmakers wanted answers on the role Google, Facebook and Twitter played in the attacks on the Capitol and viral covid-19 misinformation

April 9, 2021 at 3:20 p.m. EDT
House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle on Thursday interrogated the chief executives of Google, Facebook and Twitter, escalating their calls for swift regulation of the tech industry.  

Big tech vs. the U.S. government: What you need to know

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The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in March on social media’s role in promoting extremism and misinformation.

Read their testimony here: Twitter | Google | Facebook

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In October, the heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter testified before the Senate Commerce Committee.

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The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Google over antitrust violations. | Read the lawsuit

In July, the leaders behind Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust, commercial and administrative law.